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CURRENT AND PAST RESEARCH INITIATIVES

Seventh International Conference on Food Studies

The Seventh International Conference on Food Studies was hosted by Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability and Roma Tre University on October 26 and 27, 2017 in Rome, Italy. The two days included paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia. 225+ delegates from all over the world attended and over 33 countries were represented. Founded in 2011, the International Conference on Food Studies provides a forum for research and practice-based discussions, in a time of growing public and research awareness of the relations among diet, health, and social well-being. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of: agricultural, environmental, nutritional, social, economic, and cultural perspectives on food. Gustolab International Food Systems and Sustainability has designed and managed several research initiatives with the involvement of students, scholars and professors.

Rise for the record – Rise against Hunger

On October 16, 2018, we showed commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 #ZeroHunger, by partnering with Rise Against Hunger Italy to enter the World Guinness Record during the ‘Rise for the Record’ event that took place on #WorldFoodDay. The event simultaneously took place in 10 different locations around the world and involved 500 volunteers who assembled the ingredients that made up the Rise Against Hunger meals destined for school programmes around the world. Our partner, Rise Against Hunger celebrated its first 20 years of commitment and actions against hunger in the occasion of the event.

SDGs For All (Majors)

The SDGs are important for all college students regardless of their course of study as they pertain to issues that are worldwide regarding every human being. Everyone should send some time learning about Sustainability. Colleges and universities are increasing efforts to promote sustainable campus life and students can make a huge difference if they are involved. Students with different degree backgrounds can bring their unique perspectives to the table and help make sustainability easier to incorporate in society as a whole. People are influenced by their peers whether they want to be or not, and educating young adults at the high school and collegiate level can change the world.

Our speakers were: Michael Greene, PhD (Auburn University); Alice Julier, PhD (Chatham University); Ferro Trabalzi, PhD (GLi); Marko Zivkovic, PhD (University of Alberta); Roberta Baldazzi (Rise Against Hunger Italy); Frank Mangan, PhD (University of Massachusetts); Paola Sarcina (Cerealia Festival Director).

Food+City Jeffersonian Dinner – Reimagining the Last Food Mile

The good food movement looks back to agrarian roots, to locally sourced ingredients, to smaller quantities, to a world where processed foods and chemical preservatives were not even imagined. This Food+City Special Event found its perfect model in the habits of one of America’s most notable revolutionaries — Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was a master catalyst, and he recognized the power of bringing together a diverse group of people for sharing discussion and a delicious meal. Jefferson regularly hosted dinners at his Virginia home, Monticello, with far more than social intentions. Important ideas were being exchanged; meaningful connections were made; and nation-shaping action resulted. 

Participants will have an opportunity to pause, think, listen, contribute and connect – as well as to relish a superb and unique dining experience. Exactly as Thomas Jefferson had in mind!

 

Food EXPOsures: 10 Food Stories

To celebrate 10 years of our activities and the EXPO 2015 in Milan, we decided to organize 10 events about food in Rome and Milan between May and October. 

In rome we hosted the events: Food for Security, Food for Education, Food for Better Future, Food for Tradition, Food for Health, Food for Ecology, Food for Learning, Food for Gender, Food for the Territory, Food for All and the City. 

 

Event with Ben Simon – Food Recovery Network

Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies partnered with the U.S. Embassy in Rome in designing and organizing a series of events related to the EXPO 2015.

On May 22, 2015 GLi held an event with Ben Simon, Founder and Executive Director of the Food Recovery Network. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you or your students are interested in receiving more information.

Round Table with Marion Nestle – Food Politics 2015: Issues and Controversies

On May 8 2015, Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor at the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health and Professor of Sociology at New York University gave a talk at the round table on ‘Food Politics 2015: Issues and Controversies’ in Rome.

This event was organized in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy to Italy.

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